Many disabled people in Maryland receive help from caregivers. These professionals help their clients, some of whom may receive SSDI or SSI benefits, perform everyday tasks, such as bathing and getting dressed. Depending on their level of disability, clients may totally rely on their caretaker, and may not be able to do anything if the person who is supposed to be at work fails to do his or her duties.
A Maryland man could be headed to incarceration after he pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect of a vulnerable adult. The defendant worked for a caretaker service when he reportedly got drunk and left a client in a van for several hours last summer.